The Panopticon

Obama in Austin (and Not at the Border)

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

Obama was in Austin, Texas on July 10, 2014, so I went to downtown to protest. I would highly recommend getting off your computer and getting involved. When you are actually out in the thick of things, you see and experience things that you won't otherwise through the media filter.

Soccer! America's New Favorite Pastime...or Trojan Horse? ;-)

Friday, July 4, 2014 - 2:33am

Happy 4th of July! Please do not take this post too seriously! It is not about metals, or necessarily anything of importance! It is simply meant to provide a diversion for the holiday weekend. Enjoy! Or don't! :-)

So we must be officially in the Twilight Zone when liberal blowhard Keith Olbermann joins conservative blowhard Ann Coulter in bashing the pretentious nature of soccer!

Taking Charge of Your Health (or: Why the Birth Control Debate is All Wrong)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 1:20am

Heads are exploding over the SCOTUS decision on the contraception mandate, which I, as a woman, applaud. Why Because not only is religious liberty important, but birth control pills are actually bad for you!

Darth Barack and the Attack of the Drones

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 3:01pm

I've recently re-watched Stars Wars Episodes I-III for the first time since seeing them in the theater. While Phantom Menace is still cringe-inducing in parts, I did and still do like Episodes II and III. (Mostly due to young Obi-Wan Kenobi and his awesome lightsaber fights!)

George Lucas, as flawed a filmmaker as he is, was extremely prescient, and I could not help but think about the parallels between the fall of the "Old Republic" and where we are at today in America.

Immigration Crisis: Engineered Collapse? Or Opportunity?

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 2:05pm

So is this it? Is the engineered collapse finally starting?

With so much crazy news lately (VA scandal, outrageous Bergdahl swap, immigration crisis, Iraq falling), it seems that events are happening faster and faster.

Bergdahl and the War on the Individual

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 2:19pm

Normally I wouldn’t want to add to the excessive focus on what may be a giant distraction, but count me in with the “WTF” sentiment regarding the Bergdahl swap. (California Lawyer has written a great article outlining some of the odd questions, which you can read here if you missed .)

How Are You, Like Elliot Rodger, Being Programmed?

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 9:17pm

You can learn a lot about people by interacting with pets. It's said that pets are like people, but people are also like their pets. By observing how pets react, we can learn something about how we often react, unconsciously, from our animal nature. Think this is not important? It's crucial, because we're being manipulated every day by people who understand this. We are being programmed.

Check Your Chinese Privilege

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 6:05pm

Who has the most to benefit from a racial war in the United States? Who has the most to benefit from destroying allegiance to the United States Constitution?

Is This Progress?

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 6:45pm

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
C. S. Lewis

Financial Apocalypse? What Financial Apocalypse?

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 3:29pm

Oh those Doomers! You know who I'm talking about! Those negative people who are constantly fear-mongering about the end of the world. Going on and on about how bad things are going to get, and how awful life is going to be in the future. Why, at their worst, Doomers are painting a picture of a world in flames!

These Doomers are so obsessed with their fear-mongering that it has almost become, well, cultish.